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Saturday 26 July 2014

Thai protesters threaten to kidnap PM

London Daily Telegraph

Published 15/01/2014|02:30

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Protesters in Bangkok have threatened to take Thailand's prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra hostage unless she steps down.

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The threat came as thousands marched on government offices yesterday in the second day of their "shutdown" of the Thai capital. Demonstrators have barricaded major roads to force Ms Yingluck and the Pheu Thai Party from power.

"In the next two or three days we must close every government office. If we cannot, we will restrict the movement of the prime minister and other ministers," Suthep Thaugsuban, a protest leader, said. "But if they remain steadfast, we'll detain the prime minister."

Ms Yingluck ruled out resigning. "I will continue to carry out my duty," she said.

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